Let's go skiing! New Haven RR Snow Trains, 1936

Maurer, Sascha poster: Let's go skiing! New Haven RR Snow Trains

This classic Art Deco image promoted the New Haven Railroad’s innovative “Snow Trains” that provided transportation from New York, plus equipment, room and board at the mountain. The Snow Train concept spread to other railroads and was hugely popular, especially as driving to the slopes was nearly impossible and lodging virtually nonexistent. They were particularly instrumental in the growth of the New England ski industry.

More than any other artist, Sascha Maurer’s posters captured the public’s imagination for the slopes with bright and stylish designs. Trained in modernist design in Germany, and himself an accomplished skier, Maurer’s streamlined images offered one of the few bright spots for the beleaguered railroad during the Depression. This is one of a handful of classic posters the artist created for the New Haven Railroad.

Maurer, Sascha

27.8 x 42.1 inches (71 x 107 cm)

Lithograph | Backed on linen

Inventory #USL07875

KEYWORDS:
united states
medium
skiing
family
1930s
north america
railroads
travel
Art Deco
USA
green
blue
red